Rand Paul currently has an article in The American Conservative on the often corrupt relationship between government and special interests, as well as the problems inherent in large government itself. He proposes an idea for legislation which would cut down lobbying in D.C. by keeping those with government contracts from using lobbyists for the duration of the contract.
Yet this proposal, he continues, would hardly be enough:
While it is important to cut down on the demand for lobbyists, the supply side is even more important. Washington, D.C. has a supply of money and power that it can dole out to the highest bidder. As long as this golden goose exists, people will find ways to take advantage of it. The problem is not the abuse of power, but rather the power to abuse.
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